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Add-On Vehicle Belts, Buckles, and Clips pdf

March 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Many older vehicles (made before the 1996 model year) from certain manufacturers have safety belts in the front seat that are not designed to anchor child safety seats tightly. Some have buckles anchored very far forward. Many have automatic (passive) front safety belts either attached to the door of the vehicle or moving on a track above the door. Some have separate lap belts that do not lock tightly around child safety seats. Special parts may be ordered from the vehicle manufacturer to solve some of these problems. Children should be buckled up in the back seat, if possible.

However, it may be necessary to place a child safety seat in the front if all rear seating positions are in use by other children or the child safety seat cannot be firmly attached in the rear. Some manufacturers of cars with automatic belts have provided special child seat buckles or belts for anchoring a child safety seat tightly in the front seat, if necessary. The parts listed below should ONLY be used when installing a child safety seat in one of these specific vehicles, not for restraining an older child or adult passenger. Order them from your local dealership. Dealer parts departments may not be familiar with these parts, as they are not ordered frequently. Manufacturer customer service numbers are included, in case you wish to inquire further. For more information about passenger safety: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline 888-DASH-2-DOT or 800-424-9153 (tty) www.nhtsa.gov SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. Safe Ride Helpline 800-745-SAFE (English), 800-747-SANO (Spanish) www.carseat.org Ford Motor Company 800-392-3673 Make /Model Ford Thunderbird Mercury Cougar Model Year(s) 1989-93 1989-93 Retail Price Description no charge Replacement front seat buckle to be attached farther back than the standard no charge buckle. See owner’s manual Buick Cadillac Chevrolet/GEO GMC Oldsmobile Pontiac Saturn Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) 800-999-1009 Make /Model Accord Coupe Accord Hatchback Civic Hatchback Prelude CRX (except HF) CRX Model Year(s) 1988-89 1988-89 1990-91 1988-91 1989 1990-1991 Retail Price $31.88 $31.88 $31.88 $31.88 $31.88 $31.88 Description A manual lap belt kit is offered for cars with automatic safety belts attached to the door. Information is in owner’s manual. Nissan North America 800-647-7261 Make /Model 240SX 240SX Convertible 300 ZX G20 Axxess Maxima Maxima Sentra 2 door/4 door Sentra 2 door/4door Sentra 2 door Stanza Model Year(s) 1990-93 1993-1994 1990-93 1991-93 1990 1987-88 1989-92 1989-90 1991-92 1993-94 1990-92 Retail Price $15.95 $18.95 $18.95 $11.95 $11.95 $21.02 $11.95 $11.95 $15.95 $15.95 $11.95 Description Belt Belt Belt Buckle Buckle Buckle Buckle Buckle Belt Belt Buckle None available:* Bentley Motors North America, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Isuzu (American Isuzu), Mazda North America, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Porsche Cars North America, Saab Cars USA, Suzuki (American Suzuki Motor Corp.), Toyota Motor Corporation U.S.A., Volkswagen of America, Volvo *In most cases, these manufacturers did not use technology requiring the types of special equipment mentioned above for compatibility with child safety seats.

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